Plano Balloon Festival (CANCELLED) at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
5901 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX 75086
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Being full of hot air is a good thing at this annual three-day spectacle in Plano. Forty festive hot air balloons will launch over the weekend (some even glow in the dark), and a parachute team will careen through the skies daily at 5:30 p.m. There will be live music by cover bands DownTown Fever on Sept. 21 and Good Question Band on Sept. 22 and a fireworks extravaganza will light up the sky on Sept. 22. Children can play on inflatable rides, in an obstacle course and on a pirate ship in the Kids Fun Zone (which also features a special section for toddlers), and the whole family can enjoy a community stage with local dance troupes and martial arts teams performing throughout the weekend.
Colorful hot air balloons will fly high above Oak Point Park during the three-day InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival. Have your camera ready as the balloons lift off in a mass ascension each evening and early morning. This year, tethered rides will be offered (at the pilots' discretion). The Texas Paracute team will perform daily at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live music, food, fireworks, kids activities, carnival rides and more.
Balloons launch Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. (weather permitting).
General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 65+ and for children 3 to 12 years old. Free shuttle from the DART Parker Road Station runs continously during festival hours.